Rice has been a pivotal part of Spanish cooking since the eighth century. In this workshop, Spanish chef Arantxa Lamas will guide us through the complex history and cultural significance of Spanish rice, and introduce us to the ingredients behind some of Spain’s most important dishes. You’ll explore the history of saffron, one of the country’s most prized exports, before following along as Arantxa prepares a traditional Valencian paella. You’ll receive the recipe ahead of time so you can cook along with the chef—or if you’d prefer, sit back and soak up Arantxa’s cooking tips so you can recreate her paella another time.
This experience is part of our Sunday Sabor series in partnership with Spain-based Devour Tours. Devour Tours connects people over food. Whether they're squeezing into their favorite Spanish tapas bar for a calamari sandwich or hosting a paella workshop online with guests from all over the world, they are passionate about introducing people to the food and stories that make cities so unique. Through these interactive experiences, they aim to celebrate and preserve culinary traditions and history and support the small businesses that are the heart and soul of all communities.
Born and raised in Madrid, Arantxa is a professional chef trained at the Le Cordon Bleu cooking school. She loves exploring the markets of Madrid and cooking traditional Spanish meals. She is a culinary guide and an experienced cooking school teacher—her recipes have traveled the world thanks to her students from all over the globe!
You're welcome to cook along if you’d like, or you can follow along and learn new tricks and techniques for future adventures in Spanish cooking. Most supplies and ingredients are available at any fresh food supermarket. Recipe and ingredients will be sent when booking.
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There are 50 spots available on this experience.